On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1973

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after 10 years

Famous Birthdays

  • Marco Materazzi, Italian footballer and manager (Inter Milan, Itay), born in Lecce, Italy
  • Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway, married to Crown prince Haakon, born in Kristiansand, Norway
  • Roy Rogers, American NBA player and coach (Boston Celtics), born in Linden, Alabama

Famous Weddings

  • American singer and actor Kris Kristofferson (37) weds fellow singer Rita Coolidge (28); divorce in 1980
1973 Highlights

About August 19, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo